Sir Lancelot and His Page; WIN A SUPERB PARKER SONNET PEN WORTH [Pounds Sterling]100

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HERE'S your chance to win a Parker Sonnet Black Laque fountain pen worth [pounds sterling]100. Every week our gallant knight Sir Lancelot engages in an amiable joust with his Page. They provide different clues that give the same answers. Sir Lancelot provides the Cryptic Clues and his Page the Quick Clues. Solutions next Sunday.

SIR LANCELOT'S CRYPTIC CLUES

ACROSS

1 Angry bouncer hit out to go past the point of no return (5,3,7)

9 Tailpipe Edward wiped out (9)

10 Hard points in nasty lifestyle (5)

11 One Parisian put down carpet to separate strands (5)

12 Merriment of It girl's taken in (8)

14 In a car, noise versus space (5)

16 Cigar for Nathaniel tucking into Spanish dish (9)

17 Remember to pick up after Religious Education (9)

19 Hut for Sunday journalist (5)

21 Sick note for 50 per cent of medics is not well judged (3-5)

23 Pub has the go ahead for a man of rank (5)

25 Crouch in fear of beast queen (5)

26 Approximate stumble there and back again (5,4)

27 A fez & hot pants are arranged for this swinger (6,2,3,4)

DOWN

1 Carve Hague bust of revolutionary (3,7)

2 Character to put up greeting (7)

3 Analyse DIY without one following Stuart (5)

4 What surrounds Bunny, Starsky's partner (5)

5 A world of debt? (3,6)

6 Singer keeps time, note but they're showing minimal interest (4,5)

7 Weep on breaking last glass (7)

8 Iron could be turning black in Paris (4)

13 Impertinent person to elevate one before primates (10)

15 Uniforms I'm returning illuminated bit of opera (9)

16 In early stages of development by emperor with adjustments required (3-6)

18 Complaint about raw hostilities of a kind (4,3)

20 Poor arid river work which could come from planes (7)

22 Take action but changes will produce misgiving (5)

23 Move mate, for example, up (5)

24 Glaswegian perhaps with second place to sleep (4)

LAST WEEK'S SOLUTIONS, No 386

ACROSS: 9 Mural, 10 Implosion, 11 Annoyance, 12 Flora, 13 Keypad, 14 Usurping, 16 Funeral director, 19 Imposing, 21 Bionic, 23 Femur, 25 Housewife, 27 Old school, 28 Candy.

DOWN: 1 Embank, 2 Brandy snap, 3 Playfair, 4 Sian, 5 Apres-ski, 6 Woofer, 7 Limo, 8 Endanger, 15 Intentions, 16 Flip-flop, 17 Luncheon, 18 Exigence, 20 Struck, 22 Cheryl, 24 Mods, 26 Ugly. …